Consolidation of Clay Layer in Two Dimensions

by Sivajogi D. Koppula, Post-Doctoral Fellow; Dept. of Mech. Engrg., Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta,
Norbert R. Morgenstern, Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Pg. 79-93

Document Type: Journal Paper


The consolidation of a clay layer in two dimensions is analyzed and a numerical method of solving the governing equation is described. The technique is tested by comparing values with results from a closed form solution and they agree well. However, substantial differences exist between previously published data on the dissipation of pore pressure from the core of an ideal dam obtained with an electrical analogy and new numerical results for the same problem. The influence of impeded drainage on the dissipation of pore pressure from a rectangular section of soil is studied in detail.

Subject Headings: Consolidated soils | Layered soils | Clays | Soil analysis | Soil pressure | Numerical methods | Pore pressure | Numerical analysis

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